Narratologies of Gravity"s rainbow by Samuli HaМ€gg

Cover of: Narratologies of Gravity

Published by Joensuun yliopisto in Joensuu .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Pynchon, Thomas.,
  • Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 20th century.

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementSamuli Hägg.
SeriesJoensuun yliopiston humanistisia julkaisuja,, 37, Joensuun yliopiston humanistisia julkaisuja ;, n:o 32.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3566.Y55 G7345 2005
The Physical Object
Pagination205 p. ;
Number of Pages205
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3458175M
ISBN 109524586118
LC Control Number2005390534

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